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Millennials leaving church

Posted on : May 19, 2015
CNN: U.S. Christian population dropping…… Continue Reading

12 Things that your Pastor Wishes You Knew

Posted on : May 13, 2015
Patheos: Frederick Schmidt offers a dozen things your pastor wishes you knew.… Continue Reading

Wired to connect

Posted on : October 22, 2013
A scientist says our need to connect is as fundamental as our need for food and water.… Continue Reading

Done fixing the church

Posted on : October 15, 2013
A young pastor writes about learning to turn the future over to God.… Continue Reading

Power and the church

Posted on : October 1, 2013
Andy Crouch reflects on how to recognize and use the gift that most eludes the church.… Continue Reading

Ministering outside the pulpit

Posted on : May 21, 2013
The percentage of M.Div. graduates who plan to minister full-time in a church has been declining.… Continue Reading

Seminaries and the Future

Posted on : April 9, 2013
Martin E. Marty tries to locate seminaries and graduate divinity schools in the public economy.… Continue Reading

Struggling seminaries

Posted on : April 2, 2013
As Americans become less religious, seminaries face an uncertain future. Consider Luther Seminary.… Continue Reading

Q&A with a divinity dean

Posted on : February 28, 2013
A Yale theologian, Emilie M. Townes, says Vanderbilt has a “progressive edge.”… Continue Reading

Trust in UMC

Posted on : February 20, 2013
UM News Service: Don’t be surprised if you hear UMC leaders use the phrase “adaptive leadership” during the next four years.… Continue Reading

Megachurches thriving

Posted on : February 20, 2013
Religion News Service: Despite the tough economy, many of the nation’s largest churches are thriving, with increased offerings and plans to hire more staff, a new survey shows.… Continue Reading
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January 11, 2021

In The Architecture of Theology (Oxford University Press, 2011), a must-read for any serious student of systematic theology, A. N. Williams observes that while Christian theology is inherently systematic the number …

January 4, 2021

I wish I could say that COVID-19 has been good for my patterns and practices of worship. I’ve kept up with times of prayer, Bible reading, and other spiritual reading. I’ve …

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October 20, 2020

We have great news to share! The AFTE Advisory Task Force has been busy working on developing podcasts and they …

October 4, 2020

The 2020 AFTE Christmas Conference will take place December 10-12, 2020. This year the conference will be held virtually via …